I've had some trouble with open office documents constantly needing to be recovered. Someone posted in their forum that he had similar problems and discovered they were related to a faulty RAM stick. I looked for some utilities to test my RAM, and found a few (Memtest, among others), but I find myself confused about how to use them, and find the web sites (the ones I've found) are written at a higher level of computer knowledge than I posses. Can anyone point me to some very easy to use and understand freeware that can help me test for this? My computer is over 5 years old, so I won't be surprised if there's a problem like that. I hope that I don't have to put a new computer in the budget just yet, though. Ideally, I hope to find a utility with a clearly written, in plain English, step-by-step set of instructions.
PS - I've had other problems like Firefox freezing up randomly, hard time booting up some mornings, etc. I'd guess they could be related to RAM problems.